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What supplements agree with Femara

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 Posted 4/7/2013 4:45:29 AM
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My cousin is diagnosed with breast cancer, ER+, PR+, HER-.

She had bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and is now on Femara.  She also takes lingzhi (reishi).

I would like to know whether she can take the Two Per Day to strengthen her general health and also the Triple Cruciferous Extract.

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 Posted 4/7/2013 5:49:23 PM
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There is a variance of opinion concerning whether nutritional supplements can help or hinder patients who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation.  Even the use of indole-3-carbinol, which is formed in the body from cruciferous vegetables, has been questioned.  Although she is no longer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, my suggestion is to check with her physician.  You are also welcome to call one of Life Extension's advisors at 1 800 226 2370. 

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 Posted 6/13/2013 2:13:07 PM
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My 85 year old Mom has been taking 2 per day, high dose vit d, vit k-2, magnesium oil, krill oil, and inflammazyne for a year while taking femara. Her pathology report after her surgery was not good and her initial dexa scan for bone density was even worse. Her oncologist insists that prolia is the only effective treatment for the loss of bone density from the femara and readily dismisses supplementation, however she has clearly shown improvement on her vitamin regime and her refusal to take anything more toxic than the femara. 
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 Posted 6/13/2013 2:17:22 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, Barbara Anne.

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 Posted 6/13/2013 3:36:30 PM
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It seems so many cancer patients worry about the interaction of nutrient supplements with their chemo or radiation therapies. There are no studies showing that either taking or not taking nutrients affects the survival times of the patient. There reason there are no studies is that no one wants to finance them. The drug companies would never because they would fear the results might be to their disadvantage.

So it amounts to how well read the cancer patient is to make the right decision.
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The meta-analysis described here http://www.lef.org/whatshot/2007_04.htm#mafa concluded that antioxidants were safe during chemotherapy, but it's not the last word.

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Femara is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer after surgery. I think estrogen blocking pills should go well along with femara!!
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